carpogonium

noun
car·​po·​go·​ni·​um | \ˌkär-pə-ˈgō-nē-əm \
plural carpogonia\-​nē-​ə \

Definition of carpogonium 

: the egg-bearing portion of the female reproductive organ in some red algae

Other Words from carpogonium

carpogonial \-​nē-​əl \ adjective

First Known Use of carpogonium

1882, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for carpogonium

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